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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 14 September

These new planning applications for south Reading may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 17 August

29 Whitley Street in April 2019

There were 17 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Abbey, Church, Katesgrove, Minster and Whitley wards for the week ending 22 June

There were ten new planning applications for Abbey, Church, Katesgrove, Minster and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 13 April

There were 17 new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 9 February

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 26 January

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 15 December

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 17 November

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 13 October

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Church, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 29 September

There were four new planning applications for Church, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards last week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning application 181262 : Marshalls Skoda, Rose Kiln Lane

Marshalls Skoda
Rose Kiln Lane
Reading

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Whitethroats and I

Whitethroat. Photo: Nikola Middlemast

If you see me at this time of year, I am usually not walking very fast – I am scanning the fields and bushes on my regular walks looking for the common whitethroat. From spring and through the summer there are quite a few of them scattered around Reading, skulking in bushes or patches of bramble, and singing their curious scratchy little song.

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Planning application 180042 : Unit 4 Brunel Retail Park, Rose Kiln Lane

Unit 4 Brunel Retail Park
Rose Kiln Lane
Reading
RG2 0HS

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Katesgrove’s bountiful river valley

Sadly, there are few good places on Katesgrove hill to enjoy the westward view. The steep west-facing scarp of Katesgrove hill is the edge of a river valley, and at the bottom flows the river Kennet. The river carved the valley into Reading before it became a canal, and used to run riot over a vast area of low lying land between Southcote and Whitley. The valley south and west of Katesgrove is a couple of miles wide, suddenly narrowing as it passes through two hills, Katesgrove and Coley. From the top of Katesgrove hill the view over the valley should be cherished, especially when the valley is full of floodwater and the sun sets beyond.

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Planning application 172224 : 21 Rose Kiln Lane

21 Rose Kiln Lane
Reading
RG2 0LE

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Planning application 171657 : Unit 4 Brunel Retail Park, Rose Kiln Lane

Unit 4 Brunel Retail Park
Rose Kiln Lane
Reading
RG2 0HS

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